Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Nigerian and African community in Galway is in shock following an accident in the city yesterday after which a three year old boy died.
Three-year-old Solomon Soremekun died after he became trapped in the lift shaft at the social welfare office at Hynes Building on Augustine Street yesterday.
It’s understood he was with his mother and at least two other siblings at the building at around 3p.m when the incident occurred.
The family had moved from Dublin to Galway just after Christmas.
The scene remains sealed off this morning to facilitate an examination by Health and Safety Authority officers.
Two separate investigations have been launched by the Gardaí and the HSA – into how the boy could have gained access to the lift shaft.
Pastor with the Faith Christian Fellowship church in Galway Larry Ovie told Galway Talks that the family is in everyone’s prayers.
Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.
Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.
Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.
The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.
The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,
Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.
Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.
The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.
The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.
Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today: